(1979 BA )
Incl: 46.646
Eccent: 0.200134
Period: 2.4979487163144 years
AU 1.8409512
Type: 0005

Discovery Chart

23.1.1979 07:16 Cerro Tololo 70w48 30s10 observations 1

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Named in honor of Yoshihide Kozai, astronomer and celestial mechanician at the Tokyo Observatory, whose interests include natural and artificial satellites, the motions of comets and minor planets, families of minor planets, and the use of satellite and lunar positions for astronomy and geodesy. His investigation of the theory of secular perturbations of minor planets of large orbital inclination or eccentricity led to the recognition of the first object known to exhibit argument-of-perihelion libration. (M 9770)

Name proposed by J. G. Williams, who has found that this object also to be an argument-of-perihelion librator.

Kozai served as IAU president 1988–1991.

Avastatud: 23-1-1979 Avastamiskoht: Cerro Tololo Avastajad: Liller, W.

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